Md. Shamsul Islam was born on 1st January, 1970 at a small town named Munshiganj in the then Dhaka district, the capital of Bangladesh. He obtained his Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and HigherSecondary School Certificate (HSC) respectively from K.K Government Institution &Haraganga Government College, Munshiganj. Then he gotadmittedto theUniversity of Dhakain Social Science Faculty. He successfullycompleted his Honours&Masters degree in Economics from the same University.
On completion of University education,he joined in Bangladesh Shipping Corporation, the national flag carrier organization, as AssistantManager. Md. Shamsul Islamjoined Bangladesh Civil Service (Customs& Excisecadre)in 2003 as an Assistant Commissioner. He has been working at different field level offices of Customs and Value Added Tax at different capacities as Deputy Commissioner, Joint Commissioner and Additional Commissioner. He also Served at policy level in National Board of Revenue (NBR),the apex body of tax administration in Bangladesh, as Second Secretary (International Trade Contract) and First Secretary (VAT Implementation).Immediately beforehe served as an Additional Director General of Audit, Intelligence & Investigation Directorate, Value Added Tax (VAT), Dhaka.Presently he is working as Commissioner at Customs, Excise & VAT Commissionerate, Khulna covering eleven districts (Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Barishal, Pirojpur,Jhalokathi, Patuakhali, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Borguna& Bhola).
He participated in many foreign training programs regarding Customs& VAT matters in China, Malaysia, USA and Italy. He took part in several trade negotiations in Thailand, Shrilanka, China and India as a member of Bangladesh delegationunder SAFTA, APTA & BIMSTEC. He also participated in many domestic training programs, seminars and workshops. He is married and blessed with a daughter and a son.